Euodia Samson (born 1970), is a South African actress and TV personality.[1] She is best known for the roles in the television serials such as; SOS, Arendsvlei, Big Okes, Madam & Eve and Fishy Feshuns.[2]

Euodia Samson
Euodia Samson

Cape Flats, South Africa
Alma materUniversity of Cape Town
Occupation(s)Actress, Presenter
Years active1993–present
Height1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)

Personal life


Euodia Samson was born in 1970 in Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa.[3][4] After finishing high school, she joined with the drama group in Lavender Hill. Then she performed in many productions at the Baxter Theatre.[5] During this period, she was offered a bursary by Mavis Taylor to study at University of Cape Town (UCT). Then in 1993, she graduated with a degree in Performer's Diploma in Speech and Drama from the UCT.[6]

She met her husband in 1994 who was a sound engineer at the Baxter at that time. The couple has three sons.[5]



During her life at UCT, she performed at the stage plays such as: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, The Cherry Orchard, Antigone and Animal Farm. Meanwhile, she also worked for Cape Performing Arts Board (CAPAB), and on their Schools Program called "War on Waste". In the preceding years, she continued to appear in stage apart from cinema and television, and Euodia performed in many theatre productions such as; Freaks, A Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dying Breed and Sister Breyani,[7] Dying Breed (CAPAB 1993), Suip! (1993), The Winter's Tale (1997), Ons Hou Konsert (1999), Buckingham Palace, District Six (2000-2001), Vatmaar (2002 and 2003), Die Joseph en Mary Affair (2007 and 2008), Sister Breyani (2007 and 2009). Then she played the role "Roxy" for the Baxter Theatre and as "Mustardseed" in 1995 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream produced by Maynardville.[5]

In 1995, she made film debut with direct-to-video film The Pink Leather Chair where she played the role of "Gloria". Then in 1996, she made television debut with the serial Tussen Duiwels and played the role "Gawa September".[8] In 1997, she played the role "Amina Davids" in SABC2 comedy drama Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond.[2] In 2003, Euodia played the role "Christina" in the third season of SABC2 comedy Fishy Fêshuns. In 2006, she acted in the Heartlines film "The Piano" with the role "Elsie Daniels". In 2011, she acted in the film Black Butterflies with the role "Muslim woman". In the same year, she joined with the SABC2 variety comedy series Colour TV and played multiple roles.[6] Meanwhile, she also voiced in the radio play Goud en Silwer for SABC.[5] In 2015, she teamed up with the Tim Noakes Foundation and Groote Schuur Hospital doctor Hassina Kajee. They conducted the Banting program in Ocean View.[8]

Apart from them, she also appeared in the television serials such as SOS, Big Okes, Madam & Eve,[2] all telecast in and then in the serials: Backstage, Tussen Duiwels, Newshounds and Khululeka. In the preceding years, she acted in the films such as; Cape of Good Hope, Ali Barber, and Crossroads.[5] In 2017, Euodia appeared in three serials: as "Sharifa Cassim" in the danZ!, as "Fiona Abrahams" in the Waterfront and as "Gevangenis se 'Ma'" in the Die Byl.[9] In 2018, she appeared in the kykNET & kie telenovela Arendsvlei. She continued to play the role for three consecutive seasons. In the meantime, she joined with three seasons: Projek Dina, Projek Dina and Sara se Geheim in 2020. In the same year, she played the role "Zainab Petersen" in the film Twisted Christmas.[6]


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
1995 The Pink Leather Chair Gloria TV movie
1996 Tussen Duiwels Gawa September TV series
1997 Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond Amina Davids TV series
2003 Fishy Fêshuns Christina TV series
2006 Heartlines Elsie Daniels TV series
2011 Black Butterflies Muslim woman Film
Backstage Guest role TV series
2011 Colour TV Many roles TV series
2013 Felix Mrs. January Film
2013 Bullets Oor Bishop Lavis Malaysia Short film
2014 Die Windpomp Karmienella Film
2017 danZ! Sharifa Cassim TV series
2017 Waterfront Fiona Abrahams TV series
2017 Die Byl Gevangenis se "Ma" TV series
2018 Arendsvlei Hazel Bastiaan TV series
2020 Projek Dina Ma Versveld TV series
2020 Twisted Christmas Zainab Petersen Film [10][11]
2020 Projek Dina Mrs Versveld Snr. TV series
2020 Sara se Geheim Aunty Girlie TV series
2021 Beauty of Africa Angeliena Short film
2021 Angeliena Angeliena Film [12]


  1. ^ "APM: Euodia Samson". Artistes Personal Management. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Actress Euodia Samson shares her Banting story". Real Meal Revolution. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  3. ^ Candice Spence (26 July 2016). "Eat Better SA: One Year Reunion with Ocean View Ladies". The Noakes Foundation. Archived from the original on 28 November 2021. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  4. ^ Bullen, Jayne (17 November 2015). "Prof's Words: The Real Food Revolution Gains Momentum". The Noakes Foundation. Archived from the original on 28 November 2021. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Euodia Samson - ESAT". Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Euodia Samson: TVSA". Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Sister Breyani shows at the Baxter Theatre". Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Banting not just for elite - actress". Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  9. ^ "The V&A Waterfront finally gets its own TV series". The Young Independents. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Euodia Samson". M-Net - Euodia Samson. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  11. ^ Visser, Sandra. "What to watch: these films will get you in the holiday spirit". You. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  12. ^ News, Eyewitness. "Your Oct Netflix guide: SA's 'Angeliena' and 'Little Big Mouth' drop". Retrieved 28 November 2021. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)